Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Swift was first signed to Nashville’s biggest label, RCA when they gave her a development deal for a year and decided to extend it when the year was over, that was when 14 year old Taylor left the label for not believing in her. She then performed at the Blue Bird Cafe in Nashville and caught the attention of Scott Borchetta that back then only gave her promises as he did not have a record label but wanted to start one, she had faith in him and said okay, she has been on his label for 8 years now. Fearless, her lead single Love Story was a world-wide hit, it was the first and only country single to top the pop and country charts at the same time and the song has sold over 8 million units worldwide, Taylor wrote/co-wrote every song she ever released and wrote her Speak Now album solely.
Today, she is arguably the biggest music artist, she has released four albums and head-lined three major tours. Her Speak Now tour was attended by over 1,600,000 fans and grossed more than $100,000,000 becoming one of the most successful tours of all time. She is now on her Red tour promoting her fourth album, Red which is shaping to be the biggest tour of 2013, she recently announced her Australia & NZ tour dates, she’s going to be playing a couple of stadiums which made her the first woman since Madonna back in 1993 to book a stadium in Australia, she’s expected to sell out all of the shows and add extra ones.
Taylor is the only female artist to have two of her albums sell more than 1 million copies in one week with her hit albums Speak Now and Red. Forbes estimates that she is worth over $165 million.
NAME: Taylor Alison Swift
OCCUPATION: Singer/Songwriter, mutli-instrumentalist, Actress
BIRTH DATE: December 13, 1989 (Age: 23)
PLACE OF BIRTH: Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius (Ophiuchus according to the new Zodiac signs)
BEST KNOWN FOR
Taylor Swift is best known a singer/songwriter, she has won over 150 awards including 7 Grammy Awards, eleven American Music Awards, seven Country Music Association and six Academy of Country Music Awards. As a songwriter, she has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is the youngest person to ever win the Grammy’s biggest honor, Album of The Year for Fearless.
Taylor has sold over 100,000,000 records world-wide. Her best-selling album, Fearless sold almost 10 million copies world-wide and is the most awarded album in country music history.
Taylor’s biggest hits worldwide
Biggest Albums: Fearless ( almost 10 million copies sold), Speak now (5.8 million copies sold), Red (6+ million copies sold).
Biggest Singles: Love Story (8+ million), You Belong With Me (5+ million), Mine (2.5+ million), We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (5+ million), I Knew You Were Trouble (5+ million).
Biggest Movies: The Lorax, Valentines Day.
“To me, Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.”
― Taylor Swift